Bad News is the second novel in Edward St Aubuyn's Patrick Melrose series of five novels, filmed for Sky Atlantic and starring Benedict Cumberbatch as aristocratic addict, Patrick.
Twenty-two years old and in the grip of a massive addiction, Patrick Melrose is forced to fly to New York to collect his father’s ashes. Over the course of a weekend, Patrick’s remorseless search for drugs on the avenues of Manhattan, haunted by old acquaintances and insistent inner voices, sends him into a nightmarish spiral. Alone in his room at the Pierre Hotel, he pushes body and mind to the very edge – desperate always to stay one step ahead of his rapidly encroaching past.
Bad News was originally published, along with Never Mind and Some Hope, as part of a three book omnibus also called Some Hope.
Edward St Aubyn
On 12th April Picador will publish the reissued At Last, the fifth and final novel in the Patrick Melrose saga.
Read chapter one of Edward St Aubyn's astounding novel Bad News.
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